Published on 07 Feb 08
by NATIONAL EVENTS, TAXATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
This paper covers the:
- risks and issues in conducting tax litigation: Do complex facts (as in many financial services industry transactions) create a barrier for analysis by a court?
- differences between litigating in the Federal Court as compared to the High Court
- approach to statutory interpretation in tax matters and the role of the explanatory memorandum
- limit to a purposive approach to interpretation having regard to the Acts Interpretation Act and case law.
David Bloom QC FTIA was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme
Court of New South Wales in March 1972. He was called to the New
South Wales Bar in August 1975 and became one of Her Majesty’s
Counsel in 1987. David practices predominantly in the area of revenue
law in which he is considered one of the most pre-eminent jurists in
Australia. He is the most senior and experienced advocate in his field.
Current at 9 October 2008 Current at 31 August 2010
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